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Having been over two years on a contemplative path, there are certain resources I would strongly recommend to others who want to learn to seek our Creator in silence. Above all, remember that the purpose of spending time in contemplation or meditation is not about perfecting any given technique, but is to set time aside […]

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Meditation and contemplation are extremely counter-culture (often even counter-church culture) activities requiring persistence over time to become adept, but yield great rewards. One monk described it as ‘wasting time with God’. Protestant evangelicals can have a particularly difficult time giving themselves permission to be still before the Lord. But what can be more important than […]

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It is with great joy that I welcome the longer and warmer days of early spring.  I long for fresh new things at this time of year, and even with limits to what I can do physically this way, I am enjoying a deeper and more constant ‘spring’ of life in my contemplative times with […]

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I purchased this book from a Storytelling motivation.  Brendan’s Voyage is a wonderful story, told by my favourite Monk and Bard, Columba, and I wanted to see if it was something I could or would want to tell or adapt for telling as part of my repertoire. I got a lot more than I bargained for, but […]

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